Starbucks COO John Culver has reportedly been terminated by the company and will be taking on an interim executive advisor role.
A U.S. judge ordered Starbucks Corp to reinstate seven employees at a Memphis, Tennessee, cafe on Thursday who were allegedly fired for supporting a union organizing campaign, as the company seeks to halt pending nationwide union elections. U.S. District Judge Sheryl Lipman in Memphis said the U.S. National Labor Relations Board had provided enough evidence that the firings earlier this year were motivated by anti-union animus. The Memphis store is one of nearly 220 Starbucks cafes in the United States to unionize over the last year.
(Bloomberg) -- Starbucks Corp. has to offer reinstatement to seven fired pro-union employees in Memphis, Tennessee, and must not retaliate against employees who support union organizing, a federal judge ruled.The firings appear to be illegal in light of evidence the company acted in a discriminatory manner, US District Judge Sheryl Lipman said in an order Thursday.The decision is a victory for the US National Labor Relations Board, which has been confronting an alleged crackdown by Starbucks on